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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Oloh, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Oloh and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Oloh:
    • 31.296842, -89.590071
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Oloh
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Oloh ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Clyde [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Lamar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Oloh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Coral [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral
    • Coral [Lamar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oloh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coral have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coral
  • Good Hope [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oloh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
  • Hickory Grove [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
    • Hickory Grove [Lamar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oloh
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
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    • Hopewell [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Oloh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Improve [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Improve
      • Improve [Marion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Oloh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Improve have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Improve
    • Melba [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melba
      • Melba [Jefferson Davis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Oloh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melba
    • Oak Grove [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Lamar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Oloh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pine Ridge [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Lamar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oloh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Rocky Branch [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Branch
      • Rocky Branch [Lamar County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Oloh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Branch

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Oloh. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Mississippi) on Sunday October 2, 1932 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday February 22, 2008 at the age of 75.
      • Columbia is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Oloh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herman Sidney 'Eagle' Day<3>
    • Dorothy Dell     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Saturday January 30, 1915 and died in Altadena (California) on Friday June 8, 1934 at the age of 19. She is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Hattiesburg is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Oloh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Dell<3>
    • Willie Carroll Townes     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Hattiesburg (Mississippi) on Wednesday July 21, 1943 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday July 22, 2017 at the age of 74. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Hattiesburg is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Oloh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Carroll Townes<3>

How Far From Oloh to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Oloh to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Oloh and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Purvis, which is the Seat of Lamar County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Oloh to Purvis, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 77 miles [123.9 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 50 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,775 miles [10,903.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,483 miles [12,042.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,360 miles [8,626.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Lamar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oloh. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lamar County: www.lamarcounty.com/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oloh) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oloh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2968, Longitude: -89.5901       In this case, the coordinates for Oloh have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Oloh to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.178 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.725 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.823 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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